Spokane WA First Retail Marijuana Shop To Open July 1

WASHINGTON:  The manager at Kouchlock Productions confirmed Wednesday that the first retail marijuana store in Spokane will open July 1.

The manager added that the store, located at Francis and Napa next to Kouchlock Productions, should have all inspections done by the end of June.

The Washington State Liquor Control Board issued the state’s first licenses to produce and process recreational marijuana during a Board meeting at its headquarters in Olympia in March.

The produce and process licenses were issued to Spokane’s Sean Green who planned to operate his business under the trade name Kouchlock Productions.

Washington’s First Marijuana Licensee Talks About His Past And Plans

WASHINGTON:  Today the Washington State Liquor Control Board issued that state’s first recreational marijuana licenses: one for production and one for processing. Both went to Sean Green, chief executive of Kouchlock Productions, who was first in line when the board started accepting applications.

Green, a former real estate appraiser, got into the medical marijuana business in 2011 and currently operates two dispensaries, one in Spokane and one in Shoreline, just north of Seattle. He plans to use his Tier 3 production license, which allows up to 21,000 square feet of plant canopy under current rules, for a grow operation in Spokane that will supply starter plants to other growers. In an interview last month, Green told me he has come a long way since his first forays into pot growing: [Read more…]

Washington’s First Legal Marijuana License To Go To Spokane Grower

WASHINGTON:  Washington state’s first legal marijuana license is going to a guy named Green.

The Associated Press has learned that Spokane grower Sean Green, the chief executive of a company called Kouchlock Productions, is due to be issued a producer-processor license at the state Liquor Control Board meeting in Olympia on Wednesday morning.

Philip Dawdy, a longtime marijuana activist who is handling media calls for Green, confirmed the news Tuesday and said Green won’t be giving interviews until after the license is issued. The license will initially allow him to grow 21,000 square feet of cannabis.